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Urban transportation is the source of growing economic and social inconveniences. This report examines possible future evolutions of urban transportation technologies, in the context of an application to European cities with a time horizon of 30 years. For this purpose, 2 separate approaches were used. The first one deals with the use of a methodology allowing the exploration of possible alternatives to existing technologies, namely morphological analysis. This step is completed by a multicriteria analysis allowing to extract the best solutions according to given criteria. The second approach was a literature and expert based critical survey of related technologies with particular emphasis on the way the problems of low average speed, pollutant and noise emissions and safety can be eased. It becomes increasingly clear that information technologies (IT) have a large role to play when dealing with transport. It can either ease the trip or avoid it. An overview of the implications of its use is given in the appendix.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15947 EN (1994) 106pp., FS
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199411377 / Last updated on: 1995-03-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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